Peppercorn (Schinus species)

Peppercorn is widely grown as a garden and street tree. Seeds are spread by animals, it also spreads from suckers.


How does this weed affect you?

Peppercorn tree is regarded as an environmental weed in VIC, NSW, SA and NT. Its seeds are dispersed by birds and other animals, it also spreads from suckers. 

What does it look like?

Peppercorn tree is native to South America, growing up to 10 m high.

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Peppercorn (Schinus species).

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Biosecurity duty

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Biosecurity Act 2015 and its subordinate legislation, and the Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans (published by each Local Land Services region in NSW). It describes the state and regional priorities for weeds in New South Wales, Australia.

Area Duty
All of NSW General Biosecurity Duty
All plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.

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Reviewed 2014